UMW Executive Board
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President: Tracy Arvanitis
Vice President: Kim Lambert Serna
Secretary: Deb Rauseo
Treasurer: Martha Stevenson
Membership: Carol Boisvert
Welcoming / Greeter: Barbara Belbin-Myers, Alice Marfleet
Remembrance: Carolyn Richburg
Visitation: Jane Palmer
Dwelling Place Coordinator: Ann St. Onge
Judith Circle: Liz Harriman and Judy Crawford
Hannah Circle: Dana Burnham
Miriam-Esther Circle: Evelyn Cushing
Rachel Circle: Stephanie Saloman and Claire Hansen
Rebecca-Sarah Circle: Phyllis Allen and Jane Palmer
Ruth Circle: Betsy Peterson
Magdalene Circle: Michele Dickeson and Deb Rauseo
Since we all need to continue to stay home and stay safe, let's continue to stay connected. Our UMW is very active, so please read through to see where we need your input, insights and help and catch up on what's happening.
Kim Lambert Serna Changes Focus
Kim has faithfully served as the UMW Vice President for the past three years. Her exuberant energy and dedication to our mission has been a great guiding light to our organization. Kim has heard a new calling and will be focusing on Social Justice, and has unfortunately stepped down from her role as Vice President of UMW. Many thanks, along with our best wishes, go to Kim for all she has contributed to our UMW.
WUMC Strategic Plan Implementation
Our Council of Ministries has begun to implement the Strategic Plan that was voted on and approved at the March 2020 Administrative Board meeting. One of the first steps they are taking toward the implementa-tion is looking at each group's activities, and tying those to the Primary Objectives of the Strategic Plan.
Though our UMW runs independently from the body of the church, it is important that we support the church's efforts as they support all of ours.The UMW Executive Board members were sent a survey asking for in-put regarding our activities and how they tie into our UMW mission statement as well as the church's Primary Objectives.Many thanks to everyone who completed the survey. Your input will help us as we rede-fine ourselves for the future.
Harvest and Holly Fair
Our fair is a few months away, but we need your input now as we may need to do things differently this year. Share your thoughts with us via email or a phone call to any of the Executive Board members listed at the end of this message. For those of us who are connected digitally, keep your eyes open for a quick survey regarding the fair, coming your way soon.
UMW Circles Meeting in September
The list of circle meetings as of this publication are below. If you would like to join one, please reach out to the circle contact, listed at the end of this email.
Hannah Circle is meeting virtually on September 20th via Zoom.
Rachel Circle is meeting virtually on September 16th, 7:00 PM via Zoom.
Ruth Circle is meeting on September 16th.
Magdalene circle will be meeting through emails and telephone calls.
Miriam/Esther Circle is not meeting in September.
Rebecca-Sarah Circle is TBD.
Lydia Circle is meeting in September, date and location TBD.
Bible Study Led by Janice DiTullio
Janice will be leading a new Bible study from the United Methodist Women's Mission U. The study is called Finding Peace in an Anxious World, Spiritual Growth Mission Study: 2020. Janice is planning four one hour sessions, dates and times to be determined. The cost for the program is $10 per person, and UMW will pay half of that for each participant. Keep an eye open for sign-ups coming soon.
Dwelling Place Schedule
The Dwelling Placeis a soup kitchen, located in the Methodist Church in Woburn. Our Circles prepare and serve the meal to the 25 to 35 guests that attend. If you have any questions or need assistance when serv-ing, please contactAnn St. Onge. If you are not a Circle member and would like to help out, please reach out to the Circle Contact for the month in which you want to help. The Dwelling Place is still serving, but the meals are all given to go. Ann has details so be sure to contact her if your Circle is serving in the next few months.
August 17 --Rachel Circle
September 21 --Judith/Magdalene
October 19 --Hannah Circle
November 16 --Ruth Circle
December 21 --Rachel Circle
Pass it on!
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Bask in the blessings God sends us each day!